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EDUCATION COMMITTEE - SENATE


Archive of Bills Referred


Bill No.
Bill Subtitle
Sponsor
Monday, April 3, 2017
BILL: SB673
Sponsor: Irvin
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING CONCURRENT CREDIT.
Friday, March 31, 2017
BILL: SB691
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO ADD TEACHERS IN GRADES FIVE (5) AND SIX (6) AS TEACHERS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION FOR VOLUNTEERING TO TEACH MORE THAN THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERMITTED; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
BILL: SB30
Sponsor: Hickey
TO ESTABLISH AMOUNTS FOR ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
BILL: SB26
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO INCREASE TEACHERS IN HIGH NEEDS SUBJECT AREAS; AND TO PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR TEACHERS WHO AGREE TO TEACH IN THE HIGH NEEDS SUBJECT AREAS.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
BILL: SB555
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO MODIFY INCENTIVE BONUSES FOR NATIONAL BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL TEACHING STANDARDS CERTIFICATION.
BILL: SB494
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO REQUIRE A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT TO REPORT TO THE PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN OF EACH STUDENT THE READING LEVEL OF THE STUDENT.
BILL: SB442
Sponsor: J. Hendren
TO CLARIFY THAT ALL PUBLIC SCHOOL BUILDINGS ARE EXEMPT FROM TAXATION.
BILL: SB416
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE OPERATION AND FUNDING OF PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS.
BILL: SB441
Sponsor: J. English
TO CREATE A LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE TO REVIEW TECHNICAL AND WORKFORCE EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND RECOMMEND WAYS TO ALIGN THE PROGRAMS TO PRODUCE AN EFFICIENT, TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED TECHNICAL AND WORKFORCE EDUCATION SYSTEM.
BILL: HB1859
Sponsor: Davis
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING EFFECTIVE STUDENT DISCIPLINE.
Monday, March 27, 2017
BILL: HB1575
Sponsor: Lowery
TO LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF FUND BALANCES A SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY MAINTAIN.
BILL: HB2163
Sponsor: Maddox
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING VARIOUS BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES, AND OTHER SIMILAR ENTITIES; AND TO ABOLISH CERTAIN BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES, OR OTHER SIMILAR ENTITIES.
BILL: HB1935
Sponsor: Lowery
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016; TO CLARIFY THE EFFECT ON ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1897
Sponsor: Baltz
TO REQUIRE STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO OFFER TO THEIR STUDENTS A PANIC BUTTON ALERT SYSTEM.
BILL: HB1672
Sponsor: Tucker
CONCERNING ADMISSIONS POLICIES OF CHARTER SCHOOLS; AND TO ALIGN CHARTER SCHOOL ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS FOR A STUDENT WHO HAS BEEN EXPELLED FROM ANOTHER SCHOOL DISTRICT WITH ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
TO EXTEND THE AMOUNT OF RECESS TIME REQUIRED FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS; AND TO AMEND THE AMOUNT OF INSTRUCTIONAL TIME REQUIRED FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS IN A SCHOOL DAY.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
BILL: HB2052
Sponsor: Cozart
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING SCHOOLS OF INNOVATION.
BILL: HB1855
Sponsor: Davis
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING SCHOOL CHOICE FOR FOSTER CHILDREN.
Monday, March 20, 2017
BILL: SB531
Sponsor: B. Sample
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR MATHEMATICS, SCIENCES, AND THE ARTS.
BILL: HB1740
Sponsor: Lowery
CONCERNING THE ENROLLMENT OR RE-ENROLLMENT OF A HOME-SCHOOLED STUDENT IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL.
BILL: HB1608
Sponsor: Della Rosa
CONCERNING THE ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM DEVELOPED BY THE STATE OF ARKANSAS UNDER THE EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS ACT.
BILL: HB2243
Sponsor: Davis
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS.
BILL: HB2207
Sponsor: Boyd
TO ABOLISH THE ALLOCATION OF ENROLLMENT POSITIONS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF MEDICINE BASED ON CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT AND ARKANSAS RESIDENCY.
BILL: HB1925
Sponsor: C. Douglas
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL ACADEMIC FACILITY REVIEW CONFERENCES.
BILL: HB1762
Sponsor: Brown
TO ALLOW AN EMPLOYER TO MAKE A MATCHING CONTRIBUTION TO AN EMPLOYEE'S TAX-DEFERRED TUITION SAVINGS PROGRAM AS AN EMPLOYEE BENEFIT.
BILL: HB1907
Sponsor: C. Douglas
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE ACADEMIC FACILITIES PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1666
Sponsor: Sabin
TO REQUIRE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ON MENTAL HEALTH AND SUICIDE PREVENTION SERVICES TO ENTERING STUDENTS.
BILL: HB1621
Sponsor: Lowery
TO CHANGE THE DATE OF THE ANNUAL SCHOOL ELECTION.
BILL: HB1611
Sponsor: Tucker
CONCERNING THE BASIC LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
BILL: HB1576
Sponsor: C. Douglas
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ACADEMIC FACILITIES PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM CONCERNING APPROVED BUT UNFUNDED NEW CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS.
BILL: HB1457
Sponsor: C. Douglas
TO ALLOW A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT AND AN OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL TO DEVELOP A PLAN FOR THE USE OF AN ALTERNATIVE METHOD OF INSTRUCTION TO BE USED ON DAYS WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED.
BILL: SB673
Sponsor: Irvin
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING CONCURRENT CREDIT.
BILL: SB583
Sponsor: Elliott
TO REQUIRE THAT AT LEAST TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT (25%) OF LOTTERY PROCEEDS BE NET PROCEEDS AVAILABLE FOR SCHOLARSHIPS.
BILL: SB179
Sponsor: Elliott
TO ALLOW REINSTATEMENT OF A VOLUNTARILY SURRENDERED, SUSPENDED, OR REVOKED EDUCATOR'S LICENSE UPON A SHOWING OF REHABILITATION AND FITNESS TO PERFORM THE DUTIES AUTHORIZED BY THE LICENSE.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
BILL: HB1929
Sponsor: Cozart
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SCHOOL ACADEMIC FACILITIES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1689
Sponsor: Cozart
TO AMEND PROVISIONS CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING AND INDEBTEDNESS; TO AMEND FUNDING PROVISIONS CONCERNING PUBLIC EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE; AND TO AMEND PROVISIONS CONCERNING EDUCATION SERVICE COOPERATIVE FINANCING.
BILL: SB677
Sponsor: Irvin
TO AUTHORIZE THE ISSUANCE, RENEWAL, AND REPLACEMENT OF A SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE TO PROMOTE AND SUPPORT THE LITTLE ROCK RANGERS SOCCER CLUB.
BILL: HB1905
Sponsor: C. Douglas
CONCERNING DELAY OF OPENING OR EARLY RELEASE OF SCHOOL.
BILL: HB1802
Sponsor: Lundstrum
TO ALLOW CONTRIBUTIONS BY AN ARKANSAS TAXPAYER TO A TAX-DEFERRED TUITION SAVINGS PROGRAM ESTABLISHED BY ANOTHER STATE TO BE DEDUCTED FROM A TAXPAYER'S INCOME TAX.
BILL: HB1729
Sponsor: Cozart
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING AMOUNTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1710
Sponsor: S. Meeks
TO REVISE THE CIVICS AND WORLD HISTORY REQUIREMENTS TO GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL.
BILL: HB1648
Sponsor: C. Douglas
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY.
BILL: HB1646
Sponsor: Cozart
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC EDUCATION.
BILL: HB1607
Sponsor: Della Rosa
TO LIMIT THE USE OF AN ENGLISH LEARNER'S SCORE ON A STATE-MANDATED ASSESSMENT FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL AND PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT ACCOUNTABILITY PURPOSES.
BILL: HB1579
Sponsor: Vaught
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL EDUCATORS AND EMPLOYEES.
BILL: HB1459
Sponsor: C. Douglas
TO PROVIDE FLEXIBILITY IN THE AWARDING OF COURSE CREDITS; AND TO ALLOW A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A PLAN THAT ENABLES A STUDENT TO EARN COURSE CREDITS BY DEMONSTRATING SUBJECT MATTER COMPETENCY.
BILL: SB746
Sponsor: B. Johnson
TO ESTABLISH THE PARENTAL CHOICE PILOT PROGRAM.
BILL: SB708
Sponsor: Elliott
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING DYSLEXIA SCREENING AND INTERVENTION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
BILL: SB645
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING BONDED DEBT ASSISTANCE; TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCY IN THE PROVISION OF BONDED DEBT ASSISTANCE TO PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
BILL: HB1805
Sponsor: Sturch
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING POSTSECONDARY COURSES IN UNITED STATES HISTORY, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, AND THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.
BILL: SB587
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING READING PROFICIENCY OF PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
BILL: SB662
Sponsor: Files
TO ALLOW CERTAIN YOUTH GROUPS TO USE PUBLIC SCHOOL BUILDINGS OR PROPERTY TO PROVIDE SERVICES AT TIMES OTHER THAN INSTRUCTIONAL TIME; AND TO ALLOW CERTAIN YOUTH GROUPS TO SPEAK TO STUDENTS DURING SCHOOL HOURS.
BILL: SB509
Sponsor: Elliott
CONCERNING SCHOOLS IN SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT; AND TO REQUIRE A STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF A POTENTIAL TAKEOVER OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR DISTRICT AND OF THE CLOSING OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL.
BILL: SB502
Sponsor: Elliott
TO CREATE THE RIGHT TO READ ACT.
BILL: SB179
Sponsor: Elliott
TO ALLOW REINSTATEMENT OF A VOLUNTARILY SURRENDERED, SUSPENDED, OR REVOKED EDUCATOR'S LICENSE UPON A SHOWING OF REHABILITATION AND FITNESS TO PERFORM THE DUTIES AUTHORIZED BY THE LICENSE.
Monday, March 13, 2017
BILL: HB1567
Sponsor: Hammer
TO MAKE FOSTER CHILDREN ELIGIBLE FOR A SCHOLARSHIP IN THE SUCCEED SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1518
Sponsor: Sturch
TO REQUIRE THE ARKANSAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD TO DEVELOP AN ACTION PLAN TO ADDRESS THE PREVENTION OF SEXUAL ASSAULT.
Thursday, March 9, 2017
BILL: HB1957
Sponsor: M. Gray
CONCERNING THE AWARDING OF SCHOLARSHIPS UNDER THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1945
Sponsor: C. Douglas
CONCERNING THE APPOINTMENT OF THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION; AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE DIRECTOR IS APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR.
BILL: HB1806
Sponsor: Sturch
TO REPEAL A SECTION IN THE ARKANSAS CODE THAT GRANTS FREE TUITION TO STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR WORLD WAR I VETERANS.
BILL: HB1804
Sponsor: Sturch
TO CHANGE THE DATE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION REPORTS TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
BILL: HB1627
Sponsor: Sturch
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENT ATTENDANCE.
BILL: HB1574
Sponsor: Lowery
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING HOME SCHOOLS.
BILL: SB610
Sponsor: Elliott
TO ELIMINATE CORPORAL PUNISHMENT IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
BILL: SB609
Sponsor: Elliott
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING DISCIPLINE OF STUDENTS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
BILL: SB288
Sponsor: J. Hendren
TO CREATE THE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CENTER AUTHORITY ACT.
BILL: SB528
Sponsor: Hickey
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS WORKFORCE CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Monday, March 6, 2017
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE OFFERING OF SECOND AMENDMENT EDUCATION AND TRAINING ON SCHOOL CAMPUSES.
BILL: HB1640
Sponsor: F. Allen
TO ALLOW A STUDENT TO CHOOSE IN WHICH GRADE TO TAKE THE ACT UNDER THE VOLUNTARY UNIVERSAL ACT ASSESSMENT PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1591
Sponsor: Vaught
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE STANDARDS BOARD.
BILL: HB1543
Sponsor: Hollowell
CONCERNING MERGERS OF TECHNICAL INSTITUTES AND COMMUNITY COLLEGES; TO SPECIFY THE PROCESS FOR A POSSIBLE MERGER OF CROWLEY'S RIDGE TECHNICAL INSTITUTE TO EAST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB773
Sponsor: D. Wallace
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING IN-STATE TUITION FOR VETERANS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, AND DEPENDENTS.
BILL: SB767
Sponsor: Irvin
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE CARE OF HIGH-NEEDS STUDENTS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
TO REQUIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO REPORT DEMOGRAPHIC DISPARITIES TO THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE TRANSPARENCY OF STATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS.
BILL: SB746
Sponsor: B. Johnson
TO ESTABLISH THE PARENTAL CHOICE PILOT PROGRAM.
BILL: SB719
Sponsor: Hester
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC EDUCATION.
BILL: SB713
Sponsor: Elliott
TO REQUIRE A SCHOOL THAT RECEIVES STATE FUNDS TO DISCLOSE INFORMATION CONCERNING ANY WAIVERS FROM STATE LAWS OR STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION RULES RECEIVED BY THE SCHOOL.
BILL: SB712
Sponsor: Elliott
TO REQUIRE SCHOOL TRANSPARENCY.
BILL: SB711
Sponsor: Elliott
TO REQUIRE A SCHOOL THAT RECEIVES STATE FUNDS TO PRESENT EVIDENCE FOR THE NEED FOR A WAIVER FROM STATE LAWS OR STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION RULES AND FOR THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE WAIVER AFTER SCHOOL RECEIVES THE WAIVERS.
BILL: SB710
Sponsor: Elliott
TO REQUIRE MEETINGS OF THE GOVERNING BOARDS OF A SCHOOL THAT RECEIVES STATE FUNDS TO BE OPEN MEETINGS.
BILL: SB709
Sponsor: Elliott
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE TRANSPARENCY OF DATA.
BILL: SB709
Sponsor: Elliott
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE TRANSPARENCY OF DATA.
BILL: SB708
Sponsor: Elliott
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING DYSLEXIA SCREENING AND INTERVENTION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
BILL: SB707
Sponsor: Elliott
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING ELIGIBILITY FOR ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIPS.
BILL: SB706
Sponsor: Elliott
TO CREATE A COMMISSION ON THE CREATION AND SUSTAINABILITY OF WORLD-CLASS PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
BILL: SB703
Sponsor: J. Hendren
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE.
BILL: SB691
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO ADD TEACHERS IN GRADES FIVE (5) AND SIX (6) AS TEACHERS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION FOR VOLUNTEERING TO TEACH MORE THAN THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERMITTED; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB690
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016; TO CLARIFY THE EFFECT ON ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB662
Sponsor: Files
TO ALLOW CERTAIN YOUTH GROUPS TO USE PUBLIC SCHOOL BUILDINGS OR PROPERTY TO PROVIDE SERVICES AT TIMES OTHER THAN INSTRUCTIONAL TIME; AND TO ALLOW CERTAIN YOUTH GROUPS TO SPEAK TO STUDENTS DURING SCHOOL HOURS.
BILL: SB647
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE PUBLIC SCHOOL STATE ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM.
BILL: SB646
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL ACADEMIC FACILITIES.
BILL: SB645
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING BONDED DEBT ASSISTANCE; TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCY IN THE PROVISION OF BONDED DEBT ASSISTANCE TO PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
BILL: SB629
Sponsor: B. King
TO CLOSE ONE (1) OF THE LAW SCHOOLS IN THIS STATE.
BILL: SB628
Sponsor: Standridge
TO PROVIDE THAT SUPERINTENDENTS AND PERSONNEL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ARE IMMUNE FROM ANY CIVIL LIABILITY FOR ENFORCING A POLICY THAT COMPLIES WITH STATE OR FEDERAL LAW.
BILL: SB621
Sponsor: Standridge
TO PROVIDE THAT SUPERINTENDENTS AND PERSONNEL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ARE IMMUNE FROM ANY CIVIL LIABILITY FOR ENFORCING A POLICY THAT COMPLIES WITH STATE OR FEDERAL LAW.
BILL: SB614
Sponsor: Bond
TO CREATE A TASK FORCE TO ESTABLISH A PLAN FOR EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE IN FACILITIES AND ACADEMICS.
BILL: SB610
Sponsor: Elliott
TO ELIMINATE CORPORAL PUNISHMENT IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
BILL: SB609
Sponsor: Elliott
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING DISCIPLINE OF STUDENTS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
BILL: SB596
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL EDUCATION.
BILL: SB595
Sponsor: J. English
TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS WORKFORCE LONGITUDINAL DATA SYSTEM ACT; TO AUTHORIZE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE ARKANSAS RESEARCH CENTER; AND TO IMPLEMENT THE ARKANSAS WORKFORCE LONGITUDINAL DATA SYSTEM.
BILL: SB591
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING A LONGITUDINAL DATA SYSTEM.
BILL: SB587
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING READING PROFICIENCY OF PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS.
BILL: SB583
Sponsor: Elliott
TO REQUIRE THAT AT LEAST TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT (25%) OF LOTTERY PROCEEDS BE NET PROCEEDS AVAILABLE FOR SCHOLARSHIPS.
BILL: SB582
Sponsor: Files
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE ALLOCATION OF ENROLLMENT POSITIONS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF MEDICINE.
BILL: SB577
Sponsor: Standridge
TO REQUIRE APPROVAL BEFORE POSTING SIGNAGE, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL IN A COMMON AREA OF A STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
Thursday, March 2, 2017
BILL: HB1632
Sponsor: C. Douglas
TO REQUIRE VERIFICATION OF INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE PETITION OR NOTICE OF WRITE-IN CANDIDACY OF A CANDIDATE FOR A POSITION ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT.
BILL: HB1538
Sponsor: Hammer
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING GRADUATE NURSING PRACTICE AND NURSE EDUCATOR STUDENT LOANS AND SCHOLARSHIPS TO INCLUDE DOCTORAL NURSING PROGRAMS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR FUNDING.
TO REPEAL THE REQUIREMENT THAT A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR SCHOOL DISTRICT PROVIDE A DUTY-FREE LUNCH PERIOD FOR FULL-TIME NONEXEMPT CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES.
BILL: SB568
Sponsor: A. Clark
CONCERNING THE ECONOMIC SECURITY REPORT PREPARED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES.
BILL: SB562
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND OR REPEAL OBSOLETE LAWS CONCERNING PUBLIC EDUCATION.
BILL: SB557
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING TRUTH IN ADVERTISING AS IT RELATES TO THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY.
BILL: SB555
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO MODIFY INCENTIVE BONUSES FOR NATIONAL BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL TEACHING STANDARDS CERTIFICATION.
TO EXTEND THE AMOUNT OF RECESS TIME REQUIRED FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS; AND TO AMEND THE AMOUNT OF INSTRUCTIONAL TIME REQUIRED FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS IN A SCHOOL DAY.
BILL: SB542
Sponsor: Hickey
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.
BILL: SB539
Sponsor: Hester
TO AMEND TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE PERTAINING TO INTERDISTRICT SCHOOL CHOICE.
BILL: SB536
Sponsor: E. Cheatham
TO REQUIRE CERTAIN SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO ELECT MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS BY ZONE.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
BILL: HB1474
Sponsor: Lowery
CONCERNING THE PARTICIPATION OF HOME-SCHOOLED STUDENTS IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES.
BILL: HB1056
Sponsor: Lowery
TO ALLOW THE SUPERINTENDENT OF A STUDENT'S RESIDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT TO WAIVE THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE STUDENT ATTEND PUBLIC SCHOOL FOR ONE (1) ACADEMIC YEAR TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR A SUCCEED SCHOLARSHIP.
BILL: SB531
Sponsor: B. Sample
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR MATHEMATICS, SCIENCES, AND THE ARTS.
BILL: SB528
Sponsor: Hickey
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS WORKFORCE CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB179
Sponsor: Elliott
TO ALLOW REINSTATEMENT OF A VOLUNTARILY SURRENDERED, SUSPENDED, OR REVOKED EDUCATOR'S LICENSE UPON A SHOWING OF REHABILITATION AND FITNESS TO PERFORM THE DUTIES AUTHORIZED BY THE LICENSE.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
BILL: SB519
Sponsor: D. Wallace
TO AMEND TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR HISTORY IN THE CLASSROOM; AND TO EFFECT A SEPARATE HOLIDAY FOR DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
BILL: SB518
Sponsor: B. Johnson
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING SPECIAL EDUCATION.
BILL: SB328
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO REQUIRE A PERSON WHO APPLIES FOR A K-6 TEACHING LICENSE OR A SPECIAL EDUCATION K-12 TEACHING LICENSE TO SUCCESSFULLY PASS A STAND-ALONE READING TEST AND A MULTI-SUBJECT TEST AS A CONDITION OF LICENSURE.
BILL: SB509
Sponsor: Elliott
CONCERNING SCHOOLS IN SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT; AND TO REQUIRE A STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF A POTENTIAL TAKEOVER OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR DISTRICT AND OF THE CLOSING OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL.
BILL: SB507
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING DIGITAL LEARNING PROVIDERS.
BILL: SB506
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE CREATION OF A DIGITAL LEARNING TASK FORCE; TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING DIGITAL LEARNING COURSES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
BILL: SB504
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND THE DATE OF AN ANNUAL SCHOOL ELECTION.
BILL: SB503
Sponsor: Elliott
TO PROVIDE FOR CONSISTENT TREATMENT IN REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE EDUCATION OF ARKANSAS STUDENTS DURING PLACEMENT IN A FACILITY IN A BORDER STATE.
BILL: SB502
Sponsor: Elliott
TO CREATE THE RIGHT TO READ ACT.
Monday, February 27, 2017
BILL: HB1509
Sponsor: Leding
TO CREATE THE SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST PREVENTION ACT.
BILL: SB494
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO REQUIRE A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT TO REPORT TO THE PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN OF EACH STUDENT THE READING LEVEL OF THE STUDENT.
BILL: SB443
Sponsor: T. Garner
TO ALLOW A STUDENT TO RECEIVE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION CREDIT FOR COMPLETING BASIC TRAINING IN THE MILITARY BEFORE GRADUATING FROM HIGH SCHOOL.
BILL: HB1650
Sponsor: Barker
TO TRANSFER THE STATE BOARD OF PRIVATE CAREER EDUCATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION; TO AMEND THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE STATE BOARD OF PRIVATE CAREER EDUCATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1589
Sponsor: Vaught
CONCERNING THE APPLICABILITY OF CERTAIN ETHICS LAWS TO MEMBERS OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARDS OF DIRECTORS; AND AMENDING PORTIONS OF ARKANSAS LAW RESULTING FROM INITIATED ACT 1 OF 1988.
BILL: HB1552
Sponsor: McNair
TO ALTER THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A LIFETIME TEACHING LICENSE.
BILL: HB1523
Sponsor: Sturch
CONCERNING THE TRAINING OF MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT.
BILL: SB442
Sponsor: J. Hendren
TO CLARIFY THAT ALL PUBLIC SCHOOL BUILDINGS ARE EXEMPT FROM TAXATION.
BILL: SB441
Sponsor: J. English
TO CREATE A LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE TO REVIEW TECHNICAL AND WORKFORCE EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND RECOMMEND WAYS TO ALIGN THE PROGRAMS TO PRODUCE AN EFFICIENT, TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED TECHNICAL AND WORKFORCE EDUCATION SYSTEM.
BILL: SB438
Sponsor: J. Hendren
TO INCREASE EQUITY IN FUNDING FOR STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
TO REQUIRE LEGISLATIVE REVIEW OF EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITY ORGANIZATIONS THAT RECEIVE FUNDS FROM A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT AS A CONDITION OF RECEIVING THOSE FUNDS.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
BILL: HB1442
Sponsor: Davis
TO CREATE THE PERSONAL FINANCE AND JOB READINESS ACT.
BILL: HB1266
Sponsor: Richey
TO ALLOW A SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER OR A SPOUSE OF A SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER TO BE A VOLUNTEER OR A REGISTERED VOLUNTEER UPON APPROVAL OF THE SCHOOL BOARD; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
BILL: HB1539
Sponsor: Cozart
TO REQUIRE THE PASSAGE OF THE CIVICS PORTION OF THE NATURALIZATION TEST USED BY UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES BEFORE A STUDENT MAY RECEIVE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY DIPLOMA.
BILL: HB1533
Sponsor: D. Douglas
TO ALLOW A SCHOOL DISTRICT TO PURCHASE A MOTOR VEHICLE FROM A MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
BILL: HB1473
Sponsor: Love
TO ALLOW A TAX DEDUCTION FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO A TUITION SAVINGS ACCOUNT IN THE ARKANSAS TAX-DEFERRED TUITION SAVINGS PROGRAM TO BE CARRIED FORWARD TO SUCCEEDING TAX YEARS.
BILL: SB427
Sponsor: Hickey
TO AMEND THE POWERS AND AUTHORITY OF THE SECTION 529 PLAN REVIEW COMMITTEE AND THE INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB423
Sponsor: U. Lindsey
TO AMEND PROVISIONS IN THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
BILL: SB416
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE OPERATION AND FUNDING OF PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS.
BILL: SB274
Sponsor: Elliott
TO REVISE THE CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT HAS BEEN TAKEN OVER BY THE STATE FOR BEING IN ACADEMIC DISTRESS CAN BE RETURNED TO LOCAL CONTROL; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Monday, February 20, 2017
BILL: SB372
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE ACT OF 2015; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB371
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL INTER-DISTRICT STUDENT TRANSFERS.
BILL: HB1481
Sponsor: Lowery
TO ALLOW HOME-SCHOOLED STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES AT PRIVATE SCHOOLS.
BILL: HB1461
Sponsor: Wing
TO EXPAND THE NUMBER OF PRIVATE SCHOOLS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SUCCEED SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
BILL: SB308
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO GRANT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS A RIGHT OF ACCESS TO UNUSED OR UNDERUTILIZED PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITIES.
BILL: SB303
Sponsor: E. Cheatham
TO ESTABLISH ENHANCED TRANSPORTATION FUNDING FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
BILL: HB1407
Sponsor: C. Douglas
TO ALLOW A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT TO SUBMIT BY ELECTRONIC MEANS ANY SIGNATURES REQUIRED FOR REPORTING PURPOSES.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
BILL: HB1435
Sponsor: Tucker
TO REQUIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND OPEN-ENROLLMENT CHARTER SCHOOLS TO POST THE CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE TELEPHONE NUMBER.
BILL: HB1154
Sponsor: Cozart
TO REQUIRE THAT ANY INCREASES IN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUNDING EACH SCHOOL YEAR BE USED FOR PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES.
BILL: SB347
Sponsor: Caldwell
TO TRANSFER CROWLEY'S RIDGE TECHNICAL INSTITUTE TO EAST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Monday, February 13, 2017
BILL: HB1425
Sponsor: Vaught
CONCERNING THE LICENSURE OF TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS AND LICENSURE EXCEPTIONS; TO AUTHORIZE A TIERED LICENSURE SYSTEM; AND TO ALLOW DISTRICTS TO BASE COMPENSATION ON LICENSURE LEVELS.
BILL: HB1424
Sponsor: Vaught
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE TEACHER EXCELLENCE AND SUPPORT SYSTEM; AND TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING ADMINISTRATOR EVALUATION.
BILL: SB337
Sponsor: Hester
TO REPEAL THE ACADEMIC FACILITIES EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1426
Sponsor: Della Rosa
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS FUTURE GRANT PROGRAM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB329
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO RAISE THE PRICE THRESHOLD FOR THE PURCHASE OF COMMODITIES THAT SCHOOL DISTRICTS MUST PROCURE BY SOLICITING BIDS; AND TO PROVIDE FOR ANNUAL ADJUSTMENTS IN THE PURCHASE PRICE THRESHOLD BASED ON INFLATION.
BILL: SB328
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO REQUIRE A PERSON WHO APPLIES FOR A K-6 TEACHING LICENSE OR A SPECIAL EDUCATION K-12 TEACHING LICENSE TO SUCCESSFULLY PASS A STAND-ALONE READING TEST AND A MULTI-SUBJECT TEST AS A CONDITION OF LICENSURE.
Thursday, February 9, 2017
BILL: HB1002
Sponsor: McElroy
TO REGULATE EQUIPMENT REQUIRED FOR SCHOOL BUSES; TO REQUIRE THAT CERTAIN SCHOOL BUSES BE EQUIPPED WITH SEAT BELTS; AND TO ENFORCE THE USE OF SEAT BELTS ON SCHOOL BUSES EQUIPPED WITH SEAT BELTS.
BILL: SB31
Sponsor: Hickey
CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP; AND TO EXPAND ELIGIBILITY AS A TRADITIONAL STUDENT.
BILL: SB309
Sponsor: J. English
TO REPEAL THE PROHIBITION ON COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND TECHNICAL COLLEGES FROM CONSTRUCTING, MAINTAINING, OR OPERATING A DORMITORY OR BARRACKS.
BILL: SB274
Sponsor: Elliott
TO REVISE THE CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT HAS BEEN TAKEN OVER BY THE STATE FOR BEING IN ACADEMIC DISTRESS CAN BE RETURNED TO LOCAL CONTROL; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
BILL: SB308
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO GRANT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS A RIGHT OF ACCESS TO UNUSED OR UNDERUTILIZED PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITIES.
BILL: SB304
Sponsor: J. Hendren
TO ALLOW INDIVIDUALS FROM OUTSIDE THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO SERVE ON THE PUBLIC CHARTER AUTHORIZING PANEL.
BILL: SB303
Sponsor: E. Cheatham
TO ESTABLISH ENHANCED TRANSPORTATION FUNDING FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB298
Sponsor: J. English
TO DISCONTINUE THE PROVISION OF DECLINING ENROLLMENT FUNDING FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
BILL: HB1406
Sponsor: C. Douglas
TO REPEAL THE LEAD AGENCY FOR THE ARKANSAS VICTIM ASSISTANCE ACADEMY.
BILL: HB1308
Sponsor: Cozart
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE BUILDING BETTER FUTURES PROGRAM AND THE BUILDING BETTER FUTURES HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM.
BILL: SB288
Sponsor: J. Hendren
TO CREATE THE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CENTER AUTHORITY ACT.
BILL: SB287
Sponsor: Hester
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING SCHOOL ELECTIONS.
BILL: SB26
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO INCREASE TEACHERS IN HIGH NEEDS SUBJECT AREAS; AND TO PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR TEACHERS WHO AGREE TO TEACH IN THE HIGH NEEDS SUBJECT AREAS.
Monday, February 6, 2017
BILL: HB1307
Sponsor: Sorvillo
CONCERNING THE PAYMENT BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OF HEALTH INSURANCE CONTRIBUTIONS FOR PARTICIPANTS IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES' HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1155
Sponsor: Cozart
TO AMEND THE MINIMUM TEACHER COMPENSATION SCHEDULE.
BILL: SB281
Sponsor: B. Johnson
TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CORRECTION CONCERNING SCHOOL DISTRICT COORDINATORS.
BILL: SB278
Sponsor: Files
TO PROVIDE TUITION ASSISTANCE FOR SOLDIERS AND AIRMEN OF THE ARKANSAS NATIONAL GUARD.
BILL: SB243
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016; AND TO AMEND THE DEPARTMENT OF CAREER EDUCATION PUBLIC SCHOOL FUND AND THE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FUND.
BILL: SB274
Sponsor: Elliott
TO REVISE THE CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT HAS BEEN TAKEN OVER BY THE STATE FOR BEING IN ACADEMIC DISTRESS CAN BE RETURNED TO LOCAL CONTROL; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Thursday, February 2, 2017
BILL: SB243
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016; AND TO AMEND THE DEPARTMENT OF CAREER EDUCATION PUBLIC SCHOOL FUND AND THE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FUND.
BILL: SB27
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF TEACHERS IN A CRITICAL TEACHER SHORTAGE AREA; AND TO ESTABLISH THE TEACHER CANDIDATE LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
BILL: SB179
Sponsor: Elliott
TO ALLOW REINSTATEMENT OF A VOLUNTARILY SURRENDERED, SUSPENDED, OR REVOKED EDUCATOR'S LICENSE UPON A SHOWING OF REHABILITATION AND FITNESS TO PERFORM THE DUTIES AUTHORIZED BY THE LICENSE.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
BILL: HB1208
Sponsor: Lowery
TO ALLOW A STUDENT WHO ATTENDS A PRIVATE SCHOOL OR A HOME SCHOOL TO ENROLL IN AN ACADEMIC COURSE WITHIN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT.
BILL: HB1019
Sponsor: Cozart
TO AMEND THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE SCHOOL LEADERSHIP COORDINATING COUNCIL.
BILL: SB261
Sponsor: Hester
TO ESTABLISH THAT ATTORNEY RECORDS RELATED TO LITIGATION INVOLVING A STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION OR ITS OFFICERS OR EMPLOYEES ARE EXEMPT FROM THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967.
BILL: SB243
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016; AND TO AMEND THE DEPARTMENT OF CAREER EDUCATION PUBLIC SCHOOL FUND AND THE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FUND.
TO ESTABLISH THAT EMERGENCY OR SECURITY RECORDS OR OTHER INFORMATION FOR A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT, PUBLIC SCHOOL, OR STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION IS EXEMPT FROM THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967.
Monday, January 30, 2017
BILL: HB1303
Sponsor: C. Douglas
TO AMEND PROVISIONS IN THE ARKANSAS CODE REGARDING THE TEACHER OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM; AND TO PRIORITIZE THE AWARDING OF FUNDS TO TEACHERS FOR ADDITIONAL EDUCATION IN CERTAIN FIELDS.
BILL: HB1209
Sponsor: Lowery
TO ADOPT A PRODUCTIVITY-BASED FUNDING MODEL FOR STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
BILL: SB251
Sponsor: B. King
TO REMOVE REMEDIATION AS A FUNCTION OF INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION; TO TRANSFER HIGHER EDUCATION REMEDIATION FUNDING TO OTHER STATE ENTITIES; TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB243
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016; AND TO AMEND THE DEPARTMENT OF CAREER EDUCATION PUBLIC SCHOOL FUND AND THE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FUND.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
BILL: HB1030
Sponsor: Bentley
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS RURAL MEDICAL PRACTICE STUDENT LOAN AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM AND THE COMMUNITY MATCH RURAL PHYSICIAN RECRUITMENT PROGRAM TO IMPROVE AND INCREASE ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE IN MEDICALLY UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES.
BILL: SB230
Sponsor: Maloch
CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND NONEMPLOYER CONTRIBUTING ENTITIES; AND CONCERNING COLLECTIVE NET PENSION LIABILITY OF STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
BILL: SB179
Sponsor: Elliott
TO ALLOW REINSTATEMENT OF A VOLUNTARILY SURRENDERED, SUSPENDED, OR REVOKED EDUCATOR'S LICENSE UPON A SHOWING OF REHABILITATION AND FITNESS TO PERFORM THE DUTIES AUTHORIZED BY THE LICENSE.
BILL: SB178
Sponsor: Files
TO DELAY THE INCLUSION OF A SCORE ON THE WRITING PORTION OF THE ACT ASPIRE ASSESSMENT IN A DETERMINATION OF THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF A STUDENT, PUBLIC SCHOOL, OR PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT.
Monday, January 23, 2017
BILL: HB1050
Sponsor: Della Rosa
TO AMEND THE BALLOT ORDER FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF LOCAL BOARDS OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
BILL: SB23
Sponsor: B. Johnson
TO CHANGE THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS ISOLATED FUNDING FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
BILL: SB135
Sponsor: J. English
ACT TO REMOVE OBSOLETE REFERENCES TO "ARKANSAS WORKS" IN TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE.
Monday, January 9, 2017
BILL: SB31
Sponsor: Hickey
CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP; AND TO EXPAND ELIGIBILITY AS A TRADITIONAL STUDENT.
BILL: SB30
Sponsor: Hickey
TO ESTABLISH AMOUNTS FOR ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS.
BILL: SB29
Sponsor: Hickey
CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS; TO SUPPLEMENT SCHOLARSHIPS WITH EXCESS LOTTERY PROCEEDS.
BILL: SB28
Sponsor: Hickey
CONCERNING ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS; AND TO DIRECT THE OFFICE OF THE ARKANSAS LOTTERY TO ESTABLISH A TRUST ACCOUNT FOR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM AWARD SUPPLEMENTS.
BILL: SB27
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF TEACHERS IN A CRITICAL TEACHER SHORTAGE AREA; AND TO ESTABLISH THE TEACHER CANDIDATE LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM.
BILL: SB26
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO INCREASE TEACHERS IN HIGH NEEDS SUBJECT AREAS; AND TO PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR TEACHERS WHO AGREE TO TEACH IN THE HIGH NEEDS SUBJECT AREAS.
BILL: SB23
Sponsor: B. Johnson
TO CHANGE THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS ISOLATED FUNDING FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
BILL: SB21
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO REQUIRE SPECIFIC ASSESSMENTS TO BE SUCCESSFULLY PASSED IN ORDER TO OBTAIN AN ELEMENTARY-LEVEL GENERAL TEACHING LICENSE OR ELEMENTARY-LEVEL SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHING LICENSE.
TO ESTABLISH THAT EMERGENCY OR SECURITY RECORDS OR OTHER INFORMATION FOR A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT, PUBLIC SCHOOL, OR STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION IS EXEMPT FROM THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967.
TO AMEND THE PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING GOVERNING BOARDS OF TECHNICAL COLLEGES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.